Learn from a Leader – online leadership development training

Posted on: March 12th, 2019 by Jen Mueller

Leaders lead.

Leaders could be executives, students, new-hires, male, female, long-tenured or fairly new to their jobs. Leadership happens just about everywhere you look.

You know what leadership looks like, but how do you develop those skills?

You could try to figure it out on your own, or you can Learn from a Leader.

Register for Learn from a Leader online training

This is unique format for leadership training gives you access to leader, actionable items that will make you a stronger leader and can be done from the comfort of your living room or your office.

I’m excited to launch this series because I love having conversations about leadership. In fact, I’m asked to moderate panel discussions on the topic several times a year. As a result, I’ve met successful, insightful and gracious leaders who are willing to share their experiences and advice with others.

Learn from a Leader is a leadership conversation that hits home. Each session features a leader who will share personal stories of success, failure, things they wished they’d known sooner and how they handle the ups and downs of leadership.


Learn from a Leader: Beth Knox

An agile and effective leader, Beth Knox is masterful at running large events and communicating across multiple levels of an organization. She spent 10 years as the President and CEO of Seafair, the annual 10-week festival that takes place in Seattle. She most recently served as the President and CEO of the 2018 USA Games Special Olympics.

The conversation with Beth will include:

Welcoming Success – decisions that make you a leader

Being the “Bad Guy” – Techniques for leading challenging conversations

Recalibrating Stress – Re-setting your workload and stress level

Career Transitions – How to identify when it’s time for a change.

Date: Monday March 25, 2019

Time: 4:30-6pm PST

Location: online through ZOOM video conferencing

The regular price for this 90-minutes session is $147, but from now until March 18 you can take advantage of the early-bird pricing and register for just $97.

Here’s what else you need to know:

  • Learn from a Leader is ONLINE virtual training.
  • The call is recorded
  • Registrants will be emailed the recording within 48 hours regardless as to if you attended the live session. (You’ll get the biggest benefit from attending live, but hey, life gets in the way sometimes!)
  • Early bird pricing ends at 11:59PST March 17

One of the most telling signs of a leader isn’t that they have all the answers, it’s that they know where to go to get the answers. Use this online video training to find answers to question you have about leadership and Learn from a Leader who’s been through it.

Questions about this session or suggestions for upcoming sessions? Email Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com with feedback.

Mentorship Moments: Winning Over a Hall of Famer

Posted on: March 8th, 2019 by Jen Mueller

Baseball fans call Ken Griffey Jr. “The Kid.” I call him a friend. But our relationship got off to a rocky start in Spring Training several years ago. He stonewalled me for several days, announcing each one of those days that he wasn’t going to talk to me.

Why? Because I had to earn his trust before he would agree to an interview, and that wasn’t going to happen in one conversation, one day or even one week.

Here’s the story of what happened and you don’t have to be a sports fan or even know who Ken Griffey Jr. is to apply the takeaway to the relationships you should be building at work.

Key Takeaway:

There is no one thing you can say to win someone over in a conversation. Stop agonizing over the exact right thing to say and start focusing on consistent efforts in building relationships.  

Check out the FREE RESOURCES on TalkSportytoMe.com for templates on planning business conversations, mistakes you shouldn’t be making in your conversations and ways to network more effectively.

Jen Mueller is a badass at business communication and veteran sports broadcaster. Her approach to business communication is based on nearly 20 years inside sports locker rooms. Jen is currently a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team and serves as the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks. She’s also published three books on business communication and sports fandom and she’s a rock star keynote presenter. Hire Jen for your next conference or training: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com 

Don’t Make This Mistake in a Business Conversation – Hoping the Situation Resolves Itself

Posted on: March 1st, 2019 by Jen Mueller

Putting off a conversation until you finally have to have the conversation, not only prolongs the inevitable, it makes the situation worse.

Challenging situations don’t resolve themselves.

You can hope they go away, but they won’t.

You will, however, lose  your chance to resolve a situation before it reaches a critical stage.

Here’s the big takeaway

Getting out in front of difficult conversations means you won’t have to damage control in the end, and you’ll be seen as a badass at business communication.

Jen Mueller is a badass at business communication and helps business professionals reach that status too. She teaches conversation strategies based on nearly 20 years in sports locker rooms. Jen is currently a member of the Seattle Mariners television broadcast team and the sideline radio reporter for the Seattle Seahawks. She’s an entertaining keynote presenter and an effective trainer. Hire Jen to help your team improve their business communication skills: Jen@TalkSportytoMe.com 

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